Susan's Butter Cake

Susan's Butter Cake


"This is the richest, most delicious pound cake you will ever eat. There is no substitute for real butter!"


1 h 30 m servings 598 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 598 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 29 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 78.8g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 131 mg
  • 44%
  • Sodium:
  • 477 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter, 1 1/2 cups white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the sour cream, mixing just until incorporated.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and immediately prick cake all over with a wooden pick 20 to 30 times. Pour butter sauce over cake. Allow cake to cool completely as cake is very fragile when warm. Run a knife around the edges of the pan and invert cooled cake onto a serving dish. Dust with powdered sugar.
  4. To make the Butter Sauce: Heat 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon vanilla over medium heat until sugar dissolves, about 10 minutes. Do not boil.
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  1. 44 Ratings


This recipe was a bit disapointing :( I had really high hopes because because of the ingredients and reviews so maybe that was the problem. It really sounded delicious, especially the butter sa...

Thanks. This is an excellent cake and after reading a review that said it did not have much taste I question if they used pure vanilla. This will make a difference. Also, it is better if it i...

This recipe was absolutely delicious and moist. It was simple to make and I had raving reviews from people who tasted this cake.

Perfect for apple upside down cake. I halved the recipe and baked it in an 8X8 pyrex dish. First, I peeled, cored and sliced apples into 8ths. and placed at the bottom of the buttered dish(in a ...

This buttery pound cake was fairly moist, and the glaze added interest. I baked it in a 325 degree convection oven for 50 minutes, which was plenty. More baking time would have made it too dry....

Everbody loves this cake - it's always the first to go. The butter sauce makes it rich and delicious. This will be a new family favorite.

this cake made a big impression on my guests. i made it for a get together and eveyone raved. i made a mistake and added 1/2 cup too much brown sugar, but it turned out fine. i will definitely ...

my family loved it this is the first home made cake i have ever made it was fabulous

Great flavor. The texture isn't as dense as a normal butter cake, which I was a little disappointed about. Other than that, great.